(704) Interamnia: a transitional object between a dwarf planet and a typical irregular-shaped minor body

  title={(704) Interamnia: a transitional object between a dwarf planet and a typical irregular-shaped minor body},
  author={J. Hanuvs and P. Vernazza and M. Viikinkoski and M. Ferrais and N. Rambaux and E. Podlewska-Gaca and A. Drouard and L. Jorda and E. Jehin and B. Carry and M. Marsset and F. Marchis and B. Warner and R. Behrend and V. Asenjo and N. Berger and M. Bronikowska and T. Brothers and S. Charbonnel and C. Colazo and J. Coliac and R. Duffard and A. Jones and A. Leroy and A. Marciniak and R. Melia and D. Molina and J. Nadolny and M. Person and O. Pejcha and H. Riemis and B. Shappee and K. Sobkowiak and F. Sold'an and D. Suys and R. Szak{\'a}ts and J. Vantomme and M. Birlan and J. Berthier and P. Bartczak and C. Dumas and G. Dudzi'nski and J. vDurech and J. Castillo-Rogez and F. Cipriani and R. F{\'e}tick and T. Fusco and J.Grice and M. Kaasalainen and A. Kryszczyńska and P. Lamy and T. Michałowski and P. Michel and T. Santana-Ros and P. Tanga and F. Vachier and A. Vigan and O. Witasse and B. Yang},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
Context. With an estimated diameter in the 320–350 km range, (704) Interamnia is the fifth largest main belt asteroid and one of the few bodies that fills the gap in size between the four largest bodies with D > 400 km (Ceres, Vesta, Pallas and Hygiea) and the numerous smaller bodies with diameter ≤200 km. However, despite its large size, little is known about the shape and spin state of Interamnia and, therefore, about its bulk composition and past collisional evolution. Aims. We aimed to… Expand


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